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Ouya user interface getting facelift this month

Ouya will receive an update sometime in the next few weeks that will improve the system's user interface, Engadget reported. Upon installing the update, the Android-based micro-console's UI will more prominently feature cover art for games in sections like the "Discover" page. Additionally,...

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DOTA 2 update adds custom UI layouts

PC gaming and UI customization go together like chocolate and peanut butter, or Nutella and literally anything else on the planet. It makes sense, then, that Valve would introduce the ability to completely customize DOTA 2's grid interface. Once created, players can export and share interface...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown to support mods, have unique UI on PC

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a more traditional return to the XCOM series, with Sid Meier "indirectly" lending his expertise. PC Gamer recently visited the Firaxis offices to speak with the developer about how the PC version will stack up next to its console brethren. The site reports the PC version...

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Gears of War 3 getting Title Update 2 tonight with spectator mode, easier medals and mutators

Epic's Rod Fergusson says on Twitter that Gears of War 3 is getting its Title Update 2 this evening at 2am PDT. Here's the list of what's changing; the biggest update is that the game is getting a spectator mode for gaming leagues to use which will turn the normally 5v5 matches into 4v4, with...

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NGP 'LiveArea' UI to support Trophies, PSN friends and messaging

LiveArea is NGP's "game-oriented communication platform," according to Sony. In other words, it's the device's (touch-controlled!) user interface -- apparently replacing the XMB -- featuring access to the PlayStation Store, Trophies, PSN friends, messaging, the browser, and other applications. ...

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Harmonix details design process behind Dance Central's Kinect UI

Creating a functional user interface through Kinect can't be an easy task -- how do you make waving your arms around mean something, after all? Harmonix was confronted with exactly this problem in developing Dance Central, and judging by reviews, the developer figured it out just fine. So what's...

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Minority Report UI designer John Underkoffler talks about the future of gestures

Unless you're an engineer who designs cutting-edge user interfaces, you've probably never heard the name John Underkoffler before ... but you've definitely seen his work. Remember the computer Tom Cruise uses by waving his hands around in Minority Report? He designed that. And it wasn't just faked...

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PSA: Steam's new look & feel is out of beta

We're not sure why, but, when presented with the option to try out Steam's new user interface weeks ahead of time, some people actually said, "No thanks -- the future scares me." Well, just to prove you can't escape from your future (or because it considered the face-lift ready to go live) Valve...

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Steam UI update releases Monday

Click image to take a tour of the new Steam. For the last two months, Valve has been testing a UI overhaul of its Steam client through a beta release. Come Monday, April 26, the beta phase will end, and the update will go live for all users. Following the official release of the new client, users...

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After Burner: Climax looks like Aurora-ing good time

It remains to be seen just how well After Burner: Climax will translate from its arcade greatness over to a downloadable form on consoles, but at least it still looks purty. And we mean everything about it, from the clean and simple Sega UI, to the well-designed dynamic lighting on the planes and...

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